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Ryan

I am a person that tries and get through 1 book a week if possible. I am Dyslexic so this is really the only way I can get through a book. I have listened to more book in a year than I read my first 20 years of my life. I found the joy of audio books in the early 2000 and have been a audible customer since 2000 or 2001. I have over 490 books in 2 different accounts and listened to 90%.

Batesville, IN, United States | Listener Since 2005

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  • 22 purchased in 2014
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  • Fyre: Septimus Heap, Book Seven

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Angie Sage
    • Narrated By Gerard Doyle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (198)
    Story
    (199)

    Now that Septimus, Jenna, and Beetle are 14 years old, they have assumed larger roles in their Magykal world. Beetle is the Chief Hermetic Scribe of the Manuscriptorium and Jenna will soon be Queen, but Septimus is still battling the remnants of the Darke Domaine, which will remain until the power of the evil Two-Faced Ring is destroyed forever. To accomplish that, the ancient Alchemie Fyre must be relit - a task that sends Septimus to the very origins of Magyk and Physik.

    Emily says: "Our Family Enjoys Septimus and His Family"
    "I great end to a great Series"
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    Would you listen to Fyre again? Why?

    I would listen to it again there was a lot going on in the book and it is easy to miss something.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fyre?

    Septimus seeing himself in the house. That means new series is coming.


    What does Gerard Doyle bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Gerard is one of the best vocal performers I have listened too. I don't think there is anything I wouldn't listen too that he reads.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Vision of the Future: Star Wars (The Hand of Thrawn): Book II

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (214)
    Performance
    (208)
    Story
    (206)

    The Empire's master plan is under way. The New Republic is on the verge of civil war and the rumor that the legendary Admiral Thrawn has returned from the dead is rallying the Imperial forces. Now Luke Skywalker, Han Solo, Princess Leia, and their allies face the challenge of their lives. They must infiltrate a hidden fortress filled with Imperial fanatics, rendezvous with a double-dealing Imperial commander, and journey into enemy territory to learn the identity of those responsible for an act of unthinkable genocide. But most important of all is the truth about Thrawn.

    Ryan Conrad says: "Finally"
    "Way to finish the book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Absolutely I was a little nervous after the first book but this book was very well laid out and covered a lot of gaps from the first one.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The opening for a whole another direction to take Star Wars books. I will read every Star Wars book Timothy Zahn puts out. I am a huge fan with both Thrawn series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Quest of Heroes: The Sorcerer's Ring, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Morgan Rice
    • Narrated By Wayne Farrell
    Overall
    (198)
    Performance
    (176)
    Story
    (183)

    A dazzling new fantasy series. A QUEST OF HEROES (BOOK #1 IN THE SORCERER’S RING) revolves around the epic coming of age story of one special boy, a 14 year old from a small village on the outskirts of the Kingdom of the Ring. Thorgrin senses he is different from the others. He dreams of becoming a great warrior, of joining the King’s men and protecting the Ring. When he comes of age and is forbidden by his father to try out for the King’s Legion, he journeys out on his own, determined to force his way into King’s Court and be taken seriously.

    Kathleen says: "Good reading if you're 12 yrs. old."
    "Bring on the rest of the books"
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    Any additional comments?

    I thought it was a well put together book. Very easy to listen to and this story made me question the author a lot. I find that is ok as long as it doesn't take away from the story. I would like to see the rest of the books done and I will get them as soon as they are done. Strange enough I compare this to the Vlad Taltos Series which is very very good series of books.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Timothy Zahn
    • Narrated By Marc Thompson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (347)
    Performance
    (333)
    Story
    (334)

    The Empire stands at the brink of total collapse. But they have saved their most heinous plan for last. First a plot is hatched that could destroy the New Republic in a bloodbath of genocide and civil war. Then comes the shocking news that Grand Admiral Thrawn--the most cunning and ruthless warlord in history--has apparently returned from the dead to lead the Empire to a long-prophesied victory.

    Cam T. says: "The Rerelease surpasses the Original"
    "Not as good as the original series but it is OK"
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    Where does Star Wars: Specter of the Past: The Hand of Thrawn, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is not the best book I have listened to, but not the worst. I expected so much more from this series due to how good the first Thrawn series was.


    What about Marc Thompson’s performance did you like?

    Marc is a awesome reader of any story and can always listen to him.


    Any additional comments?

    I like it so far.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sands of Nezza: Adventurers Wanted, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By M. L. Forman
    • Narrated By R. C. Bray
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (64)

    After hundreds of years without a true king, the desert land of Nezza is in danger of falling under the rule of a ruthless lord advised by an evil wizard with dark intentions. A desperate cry for help brings Alexander Taylor to this perilous land and sets events in motion that will require him to rescue an old friend from and impenetrable dungeon.

    Ryan says: "Good Story but took a while to get use to Bray"
    "Good Story but took a while to get use to Bray"
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    What made the experience of listening to Sands of Nezza the most enjoyable?

    The story was well put together. Forman is a great writer and I would probably read anything he put out there.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sands of Nezza?

    Alex coming into being a true wizard and earning respect everywhere he goes.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Serpent in the desert


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Adventurers Wanted: Book 2, The Horn of Moran

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By M. L. Forman
    • Narrated By E. B. Stevens
    Overall
    (85)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (83)

    The land of Alusia is on the brink of war as two men have each claimed the throne. Only the true king can sound the Horn of Moran and prove his nobility. But the Horn has been lost for years. If it is not found - and soon - it could mean the destruction of an entire nation. It wasn’t that long ago that young Alexander Taylor embarked on his first adventure, where he discovered he was a wizard and destroyed the fearsome dragon, Slathbog.

    Taylor says: "Great Listen!!!"
    "Great book and great story for everyone"
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    What did you love best about Adventurers Wanted?

    It is a simple story for a lot of complex topic we go through in everyone's everyday life.


    What other book might you compare Adventurers Wanted to and why?

    Eragon, Eldest, Harry Potter, the books are endless


    What about E. B. Stevens’s performance did you like?

    all of it gives life to the characters and keeps you coming back for more.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    the battle and struggle to do what is right


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Adventurers Wanted, Book 1: Slathbog's Gold

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By M. L. Forman
    • Narrated By E. B. Stevens
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (88)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    Do you have the courage, the wits, and the skill to claim a dragon's hoard? If so, apply within . . . The sign is small, tucked into the corner of Mr. Clutter's bookshop window: “Adventurers Wanted. Apply Within.” No one but fifteen-year-old Alex Taylor even seems to notice it is there. And for Alex, who has wished for a change in his life, it is an irresistible invitation.Upon entering Mr. Clutter's shop, Alex is swept away on an incredible adventure to a faraway land filled with heroic warriors, mysterious elves, and hard-working dwarves.

    Ryan says: "Great book for all ages. Hard to put down"
    "Great book for all ages. Hard to put down"
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    Where does Adventurers Wanted, Book 1 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is a book that is great for kids and adults. I really enjoyed it and it was very well put together. Already 3/4 down with book 2 and it is as good as the first one.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Alex Taylor is a must for the best characters. He has honor without measure.


    Have you listened to any of E. B. Stevens’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No first time I have listened to E.B. Steven's but will keep listening to him going forward.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes the way the world was built with the limits on magic and adventures was great.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Wishsong of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (665)
    Performance
    (300)
    Story
    (304)

    Fans of the Shannara epic will revel as the forces of good battle an evil book, the Ildatch, which sends the Mord Wraiths to destroy mankind. To overcome this dark force, the Druid Allanon needs Brin Ohmsford, for she holds the power of the wishsong, a magic invoked by singing that can make plants bloom instantly or turn trees from green to autumn gold.

    Kenneth says: "Great book and Great reader"
    "Best book of the Three, very enjoyable"
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    What other book might you compare The Wishsong of Shannara to and why?

    I see bits and pieces of a lot of different books in this one. Pern, Eragon, LOR, Hobbit, and etc..., Really thought he did a nice job of putting all the races on the same playing field.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    Scott is a natural and always look at what he has done recently. I know if he is reading it I will listen to it. Might not always be the best story line but he can make a bad story line better.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The power of a love between a brother and sister.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Elfstones of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    Overall
    (853)
    Performance
    (413)
    Story
    (421)

    Before the Great Wars and the Old Race of Man, there was a world populated by different beings: elves, demons, faeries, and the like. The Elves and the Demons constantly fought each other, until the Elves finally imprisoned them with the enchanted tree called the Ellcrys. Thousands of years later the Ellcrys still survives and still keeps the Demons imprisoned within the Spell of Forbidding, but not for much longer, the Ellcrys is dying.

    Aaron says: "A good story"
    "Scott Brick Delievered this book"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I think it is a good book. But I do not feel that you need to read the previous book to know what is going on with the story.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Elfstones of Shannara?

    Where the Elve girl gave up her life to save the world and she gave up her love as well.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    I love the Elves


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    nope. nothing that said OMG.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Sword of Shannara: The Shannara Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs)
    • By Terry Brooks
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1520)
    Performance
    (712)
    Story
    (729)

    Long ago, the wars of the ancient Evil ruined the world. In peaceful Shady Vale, half-elfin Shea Ohmsford knows little of such troubles. But the supposedly dead Warlock Lord is plotting to destroy everything in his wake. The sole weapon against this Power of Darkness is the Sword of Shannara, which can be used only by a true heir of Shannara. On Shea, last of the bloodline, rests the hope of all the races.

    Nevermore says: "Worst Reading in History?"
    "Good book stay tuned for the series"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, it is a well thought out book. This is the first time I seen elves and dwarfs talked about in this way.


    What about Scott Brick’s performance did you like?

    I love listening to Scott. I have listened to about 50 books now that he has read.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There are a lot of places in this book that will surprise you and others that will not.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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